Valentin Adrian MironVMB Partners president of the board, managing partner
Mr. Valentin A. Miron has 25 years business experience in Romania as private investor and entrepreneur in various areas covering financial advisory services for local governments and public services, municipal bonds & bank loans, local development, investment funds, asset management, tourism and entertainment, entrepreneurship & SME training. Founded VMB Partners Co. in 1999, member of the board & managing partner since 2003. Elected president of the board of VMB Partners since 2006. Mr. Valentin A. Miron is representing media agency Agenda-Global Co. USA in Romania and other countries in Eastern Europe. At the end of 2015, Agenda-Global Co. USA (agenda-global.com) was awarded a 5 years contract to elaborate & implement marketing, PR, PA, & promotion strategy for NATO all around the world. Member of the board of trustees of CertInvest SME - close investment fund since 2014. Mr. Valentin A. Miron previously worked for Government of Romania as director of implementation unit for EU-funded programs within the Ministry of Public Administration (1997-2000). In this position, operationally managed national fund ($ 6 million) to disburse financial aid for local governments. Former board member of the National Housing Agency - ANL (1999-2000) and former general director of the National Training Center for Local Authorities (1999). Co-founding member and president of FNTM (National Foundation of Young Managers, professional NGO) since 1997. MSc. in Physics (1994) of the Bucharest University and MSc. in Management (1997) of the National School of Political Science and Public Administration. Completed multiple training programs in business, finance, and public administration in the UK (Birmingham University), Netherland, France (ENA), and Germany. Specialized in US municipal bond industry working within the financial departments of the City of Rochester, NY and City/Parish of Baton Rouge, LA.
GABRIELA CĂLUȘERULocal public finances expert
With a BA in economics, Gabriela Caluseru has a professional experience of over 20 years in the area of local public finances. She has worked for the Ministry of Finance and has been a part of specialist teams that developed the legislation in the local public finances sector and other laws regarding decentralization. Gabriela Caluseru has pursued consultancy activities within projects funded by the World Bank, USAID, UNDP, and the EU. Her international experience includes consultancy activities in the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, within projects funded by the Soros Open Society Foundation Budapest and UNDP. Her consultancy activity focused on economic and financial analysis in the public sector, analysis and drafting of the necessary documentation in obtaining a loan, or providing professional training to local public authorities.
Daniel StifterSenior Consultant
Daniel has a long career in the banking financial area, beginning from 1991 as Head of Service and later as manager of several corporate departments and retail at Bancpost S.A. bank. In 2005-2010 he worked as CEO of the investment administration company EFG Eurobank Mutual Funds Mgmt Romania, subsidiary of EFG Eurobank Ergasias International group. In the past years he has coordinated the Department of Local Public Institutions of Romanian Credit and Investment Bank, allowing him a thorough research and knowledge financing needs and mechanisms of the public sector entities. He held several membership mandates in the administration councils of financial institutions with Romanian or foreign capital, such as Registrul Roman al Actionarilor and Capital Securities. For two consecutive years, 2007 and 2008, he was nominated in the top 1000 most important business people in Romania catalogue, edited by “Ziarul Financiar”. Daniel is licensed in economy and is a certified expert in European funds, business project manager and trainer in the financial sector. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandru PopescuLegal Advisor
Specialized in international law, Alexandru Popescu has an experience of over 10 years in the area of commercial law, financial law and local public administration legislation. Within the company, he handles the public procurement procedures for the contracting authorities with the purpose of bond granting, bank loans and leasing, as well as for infrastructure and local development purposes. He provides assistance in negotiating financing contracts through direct involvement in the development of local public administration. Since 2009, he acts as a legal advisor within projects financed through structural funds, his expertise comprising Operational Programs of Human Resources Development, increasing economic competitiveness and environment.
MIRCEA TULEAAdministration and public local finance expert
Mircea Tulea is certified in economics and studied management in Romania and The Netherlands. He has over 12 years of experience working in public administration as general director and economics director at The Office of Prefect Constanta, County Council and the Townhall of Constanta, followed by 10 years of consultancy in public administration. His area of expertise comprises: strategic planning, multiannual budgetary planning, multiannual investment planning, financial and economic analysis of investment projects, debt capacity evaluation, etc. Mircea Tulea has also provided over 25 professional training courses within USAID, or PHARE financed programs. He has a wide international experience in consultancy and professional training (Republic of Moldova, Albania, Georgia, Armenia)
Aura BostanFinancial analyst
With a degree in Public Administration from the Academy of Economic Studies, Anca has also followed through with studies in the banking sector, specializing in project management, risk management, project evaluation, banking, local development and entrepreneurship. Within the company, she provides a high-quality management system, she has a vast experience of maintaining an efficient financial management, as well as contractual relations and the implementation of externally funded projects. She also participates in the drafting of local development strategies, drafts economic and financial analysis reports and participates in the structuring of reimbursable financings.